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He has been Metropolitan of Nafpaktos since He was born Georgios S. Vlachos in Ioannina, Epirus, Greece, in and graduated from the theological school of the University of Thessaloniki. He was ordained a deacon in , taking the monastic name Hierotheos, followed by his ordination as a priest in He was consecrated bishop on July 20 , , and elected Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St. Vlasios in the same year.

He taught Greek for several semesters and gave lectures on Orthodox ethics to the students of the St. Already in his youth he was particularly interested in the Fathers of the Church , working for a time in the monastery libraries of Mount Athos , on the recording of the codices. He was especially interested in the teaching of St. Gregory Palamas. The influence of Fr. John Romanidis, the study of the patristic texts and particularly those of the hesychast Fathers of the Philokalia , many years of studying St.

Gregory Palamas, association with the monks of the Holy Mountain Mount Athos , and many years of pastoral experience, all brought him to the realisation that Orthodox theology is a science of the healing of man and that the neptic fathers can help the modern restless man who is disturbed by many internal and existential problems. Within this framework he has written a multitude of books, the fruit of his pastoral work, among which is Orthodox Psychotherapy. Some of these books have been translated into various languages, such as English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

With these books he conveys the Orthodox spirit of the Philokalia to the restless and disturbed man of our time. This is why they have aroused so much interest. Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki.

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The Letter of Met. Hierotheos (Vlachos) to the Holy Synod of Greece

The Greek original can be found in pdf here. Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St. Blasios, Hierothos Nafpaktos, March 30 th , I know that currently the issue of the autocephaly which was given to Ukraine by the Ecumenical Patriarchate is being discussed by two synodical commissions, namely the Synodical Commission on Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations, and the Synodical Commission on Dogmatic and Canonical Law Issues. This is in order to put together the written proposal for the hierarchy of the Church of Greece, in order for them to decide regarding the issue, as they are the responsible ecclesiastical body.


Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos

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